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Saturday 6th April 2019

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Ultra: 32 Miles; Short: 18.5 Miles
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Ultra: 32 Miles (per person)   £36.00   
Short: 18.5 Miles (per person)   £29.00   
Joe Timmins

The Vale Of Glamorgan Coastal Ultra challenge is to complete a 32 mile linear route along the entire coast of the Vale of Glamorgan. It is suitable for both runners and fast walkers. There is also a short course option of 18.5 miles taking in the second half of the route.

The Route
The full course race starts at 08:00 on 6th April 2019 from Penarth. From here the route follows the Wales Coastal Path, almost entirely on trail, it hugs the cliff top passing numerous hidden and rugged bays all the way to the splendid beachside resort of Ogmore-by-sea. The short course option of 18.5 miles starts at 1030 from Porthkerry Park. It joins the ultra course following along the Wales Coastal Path. 

The route follows the marked Wales Coastal Path along the entire route. The Vale portion of the Wales Coastal Path is the closest to the sea and the route is very easy to follow. Whilst the route is self navigation, as long as you follow the cliff top and sign posts it is very simple. All of the route follows the coast and the paths are very well marked by Coastal Path signs. It is possible to navigate the route completely using these signs but all competitors will be provided with a marked map and detailed route explanations to help you find your way around the course. A gps file will also be available.

There will be 4 manned checkpoints (2 for the short course) which will provide refreshments such as water, flat coke, tea & coffee, sweets, biscuits, crisps, nuts etc. Exact details of which will be sent out closer to the event.

As the route is linear you will need to either get dropped off and picked up or park your car at Ogmore-by-sea beach car park and catch one of the busses provided to the start of the event. The bus will leave Ogmore-by-sea at 06:30. If you want to catch the bus you need to select this option when you sign up.

Time Limit
The time limit for the event is 10 hours (6pm) so it is suitable for anyone who can maintain a good running/walking pace of 3mph. The time limit for the half course is 7 1/2 hours so is suitable for anyone who can maintain 2.5mph!

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